The season is upon us: twinkle lights, awkward office gift exchanges, tasty treats, and a new "holiday guide to detox" email every time you open your inbox. People will pledge to start their detox as they shove pumpkin pie in their mouths, or maybe even proactively detox in anticipation of the holiday food guilt.
But hold up a sec: What is a detox anyway? Technically, to detox means, "to rid your body of toxins." And admittedly, our environment these days exposes us to enough of those to warrant a detox in some ways, but we're not just talking about pumpkin pie. The term "detox" has become overused (I've already said it four times in this paragraph alone), and for the sake of enjoying the holiday season, all we really need is to maintain some semblance of health during a time that can be busy, stressful, and full of tasty temptations.
Because flip-flopping from binge eating to barely eating is not gonna do you any favors—and putting your body through extra stress during the holidays probably won't help either.
Did you know your body is actually built to detox itself? So why not find a sustainable solution, a way to support your body's natural detoxification systems year-round?
By adopting a few healthy habits you can find a balance that works for you and avoid the added stress of these extremes.
These practices are so simple; in fact, they may seem obvious. But because they are so basic they are easily overlooked, undervalued, and not consistently employed. I challenge you to integrate these habits into your routine, one by one, to build a foundation of wellness for yourself and feel amazing this holiday season.